Amon Amarth are a great but predictable band – not that that’s necessarily a bad thing; you can always be sure that every album is going to be filled to the brim with fist-pumping viking anthems. You know, the sort of music to have a noble death to.
And so, in turn, they provide some of the more generic but still awesome artwork. I mean, a viking with a flaming sword should be old hat by now, but what else would they have on the cover (Apparently, the viking is a depiction of Surtur himself, who during Ragnarok, will bring enough fire to engulf the entire earth. Sweet.)?
Surtur Rising will be released on the 29th of March through Metal Blade records and will hopefully be released alongside a special edition with more band member bobbleheads. I really wanted one of those.
Tracklisting after the jump:
01. War Of The Gods
02. Tock’s Taunt – Loke’s Treachery Part II
03. Destroyer Of The Universe
04. Slaves Of Fear
05. Live Without Regrets
06. The Last Stand Of Frej
07. For Victory Or Death
08. Wrath Of The Norsemen
09. A Beast Am I
10. Doom Over Dead Man
Also, check out this track-by-track guide of the album over at Terrorizer. Definitely sounds good.